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Angel Cruz

Party: Democrat
Position: State Representative, District 180
Committees:
Chair: Human Services (minority chair)
In office since: 2001
Next election:
2020
Previous occupations: Legislative Aide for former City Councilperson Rick Mariano; Assistant Secretary for the Philadelphia City Committee Democratic Party
Websites:
Official
Official 2
Ballotpedia
Contact Information:
3503 North B Street
Unit 7
Philadelphia, PA 19134  
215-291-5643 
Email

Public safety

  • Opposed to introducing safe injection sites (source)

  • Supports removing public benefits from drug users who refuse help (source)

  • Opposes needle exchange programs (source)

  • Supports gun registration and mandatory reporting of sale, theft, or loss of a gun (source)

Environment

  • Supports a natural gas drilling severance tax

Economy

  • Supported increasing the minimum wage in 2005

Other

  • Cruz is a ward leader of the 7th ward

  • Cruz is challenging sitting City Councilperson Maria Quiñones-Sánchez for the District 7 seat